Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

A 7-year survey of superficial and cutaneous mycoses in a public hospital in Natal, Northeast Brazil

Barbosa Calado, NicáciaCanindé de Sousa Júnior, FranciscoGuimarães Diniz, MarianaCristina Santos Fernandes, AnaJosé Ramos Cardoso, FernandoConrado Zaror, LuizÂngela Fernandes Ferreira, MariaPipolo Milan, Eveline

In the present study, we determined the frequency of superficial and cutaneous mycoses and their etiologic agents during a 7-year period (2002-2008) in Natal, Brazil. A total of 1,717 specimens of skin, nail, and hair were collected from 1,382 patients with suspected mycoses lesions and were then subjected to direct microscopy and culture.

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